Prince William tries his hand at Irish in St Patrick’s Day video

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The Dutchess and Duke of Cambridge Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William sending St Patrick’s Day greetings. Image: Department of Foreign Affairs video/YouTube

The Dutchess and Duke of Cambridge Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William sending St Patrick’s Day greetings. Image: Department of Foreign Affairs video/YouTube

The UK’s Prince William has followed in the footsteps of his grandmother by trying his hand at speaking Irish in his St Patrick’s Day message to the Irish people.

In a message recorded as part of the Government’s Global Irish programme, the Duke of Cambridge wished Ireland “beannachtaí na féile Pádraig oraibh” while his wife Kate Middleton sent well wishes in English to the Irish people.

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